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Mathematics

 

 

Castlefield follows the AQA Exam Board GCSE

Maths Specification ( Linear B)

 

This GCSE

 

  • helps students achieve their full potential
  • is relevant for today’s challenges
  • is manageable for schools and colleges
  • is easy to understand by students of all levels of ability

This specification is designed to reflect the change of emphasis in maths set out in the revised Programme of study for Key Stage 4

The subject content of this specification matches that set out in the Department for Education’s “Mathematics GCSE subject content and assessment objectives” document. This content is common to all exam boards.

The subject content is organised into broad topic areas as follows:

 

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

GCSE Mathematics, with effect from September, 2016 has Foundation tier (Grades 1-5). Students must take 3 question papers at the same tier.

 

Paper:1

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

Non-calculator

33% of the GCSE Maths assessment

Paper 3:

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

Calculator allowed

33% of the GCSE Maths assessment

Paper 2:

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

Calculator allowed

33% of the GCSE Maths assessment